English and Creative Writing BA (Hons) – Year 3: Induction information
Welcome back to Portsmouth. We hope you enjoyed the summer and are excited to start the next year of your degree.
Welcome message from Professor Trevor Keeble, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries
Welcome back! The past few months have been incredibly challenging so I am delighted to welcome you back to Portsmouth and the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries. I’m very proud to work alongside the many talented and innovative students and staff, that make up the community of CCI. We have been working incredibly hard to ensure that your experience returning to the Faculty is excellent in spite of the challenges that we currently face as a consequence of the pandemic. Things will be done slightly differently to before and will no doubt take some getting used to but I know that working safely together, we will thrive. Have a great year. I wish you every success in what you do and hope you enjoy a fantastic year.
Staying safe on campus
We have all the appropriate measures in place to keep you safe.
We’ve invested £8 million in reopening the campus with hand sanitiser stations, temperature scanners, one-way systems, enhanced cleaning, protective screens and two Covid-19 testing sites. These safety measures give you access to Covid-safe teaching rooms, the library and other student services across campus – plus IT resources and laptops you can borrow.
We’ve made some changes to teaching, following Government safety advice. Most teaching sessions will be online to start with, and any face-to-face teaching will be in small groups with social distancing measures in place.
As circumstances around the pandemic change, we may need to make further changes to courses for your safety and to comply with Government guidelines. Though it’s a fast moving situation, we'll provide you with as much notice as possible of any changes. The University and your course leader will inform you of these changes.
International and EU students
If you're joining us from overseas, find out about our International Orientation events and what you need to do during your first week.
If you can't travel to the UK, or you don't feel safe to travel, your course's first teaching block will be delivered completely online. Our International Orientation events will also be online, so you'll still be able to get involved in welcome talks and social activities, as well as meet other new students.
Meeting and working with other students
You'll be using Google Meet to interact with your lecturers and fellow students on your course. We wish to see you all in person, though, so we can schedule face-to-face tutorials in the University buildings, or use Meet alternatives for those of you who may be vulnerable or shielding.
Be sure to follow our course blog, The Eldon Review, to see work from your fellow students and staff alike.
Read our best practices in communicating digitally to get the most out of your online learning.
Welcome from the School of Film, Media and Communication
The School of Film, Media and Communication (FMC) is based in the Eldon Building. You'll find information about your course, academic issues, pastoral support and extra-curricular opportunities in the Film, Media and Communication (FMC) Common Room on Moodle (our virtual learning environment). Follow us on Twitter for upcoming opportunities and news.
Below you'll find your schedule of induction events, which you should read carefully. More support and information about what to expect during your studies is in your Student Handbook and the University assessment regulations.
Your induction timetable
You'll need your student account details to access many of your online induction activities. If you haven't already activated your student account, please activate it now. Your username will consist of 'UP' followed by your student ID number (for example, UP123456).
Log into your Moodle course page.
Thursday 8th October
1.00pm-2.00pm: Creative Writing Meeting plus Library Presentation
3.00pm-4.00pm: Creative Writing Dissertation Tutorial
Dissertation Tutorial 01 with Calum Kerr:
St Andrews Court 3.02
Dissertation Tutorial 02 with Tom Sykes:
University Learning Centre 1.10
Dissertation Tutorial 03 with Steve O’Brien:
University Learning Centre 1.24
Dissertation Tutorial 04 with Lucy Shuttleworth:
Dissertation Tutorial 05 with Alison Habens:
Keep in mind that event times and locations might change at short notice.
We recommend you bookmark, favourite or save a link to this webpage so you can revisit it before you arrive and when you're on campus.